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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hal think had happened to the item his oldest son has found?
(a) It had been burned.
(b) It had been given away.
(c) It had been thrown into a well.
(d) It had been torn to pieces.

2. What is different about Ophelia every time she returns from one of her trips?
(a) She looks wildly invigorated.
(b) She looks deathly pale.
(c) She looks younger.
(d) She is weak.

3. In what year is "The Wedding Gig" set?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1914.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1956.

4. How is the relationship between Seth and Richard?
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) They are not close but not estranged.
(c) They are estranged.
(d) They are close.

5. Who is Maureen?
(a) Mike Scollay's wife.
(b) Mike Scollay's sister.
(c) The Greek's wife.
(d) The woman both Mike Scollay and the Greek are pursuing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Richard deletes Seth and Lina and replaces them with whom?

2. How does Randy revive LaVerne?

3. What does Hal's oldest son find in the attic?

4. What do two of the soldiers in "The Mist" do at the beginning of the story?

5. Who is Richard Hagstrom in "Word Processor of the Gods"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Monkey," what does the stuffed creature represent to Hal? What fears does it reawaken within him?

2. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

3. The creator of the teleportation device used in the jaunt first experimented with mice. What is the significance of the first trip taken by the mice?

4. What is the basic conflict expressed in "The Monkey"? Is there an implied winner? If so, whom or what?

5. What do you think Mike Scollay was implying when he told the coronet player that he was going to have to play loud?

6. In "Paranoid: A Chant," there are several instances in which the narrator is showing how obviously disturbed he is. Give one such example and tell why you think that example fits.

7. What seems to be the factor linking Mrs. Todd and Homer?

8. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement. For example, "The sun was blindingly bright and hotter than ten thousand fires." Give an example of hyperbole from "The Wedding Gig" and give an explanation of why King uses it in this story.

9. Why do you think King bases his entire introduction on a seemingly mundane conversation with a friend?

10. Compare/contrast the two rooms in the PAT. Why do you think they are so drastically different?

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